Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Huiterangi


Huiterangi
Charcoal, chalk pastels and acrylic on Canson Mi-Teintes
A5

A friend of mine asked me to draw this for her to give as a gift for her friend. She asked me to draw a Māori woman with the traditional markings on her chin (tā moko). I also included the single twist (pikorua) on the necklace pendant which represents the bond formed between two people, in this instance that of friendship. She, the drawing, is called Huiterangi. This is the Māori word for Switzerland, which is where the recipient of this drawing lives.

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